Welcome back! Here is part 2 of my interview with Louis Chude-Sokei! You can read part 1 here. “…What will matter in the long term is the impact we have on the (Sci-fi) genre itself, not on its packaging or clichés…” 4) Science fiction and fantasy have in the past been centered around European/Western stories […]Read More Modern Griots Interviews: : Louis Chude-Sokei Part 2
Happy New Year!!!!! Welcome back to Futuristically Ancient! Last year, I introduced to you all to the upcoming release of Louis Chude-Sokei’s The Sound of Culture. Well, the book is finally here and I had the privilege to interview Louis about his book and his research. Louis is a truth-speaker and an illusion-breaker who is […]Read More Modern Griots Interviews: Louis Chude-Sokei Part 1
While searching for random stuff through the internet again, I came across Adam Joel Banks 2011 book, Digital Griots: African American Rhetoric in a Multimedia Age. The book looks at the intersections between African American cultures and community building, and new technology and new media, the intersections between tradition and innovation and the constant search […]Read More Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth: Digital Griots and Does Africa Dream of Androids?
Here is part two of the Renina Jarmon interview from yesterday. Below Jarmon talks about the significance of Erykah Badu, Octavia Butler and Janelle Monae, her future plans for Black Girls Are From the Future and the future she dreams of for Black girls: 6) The book includes discussions on Octavia Butler and Janelle Monae. […]Read More Modern Griots Interviews: Renina Jarmon and Black Girls Are From the Future Part 2
Renina Jarmon is a writer, cultural critic, blogger and educator whose work centers on Black women’s sexuality and pop culture, as well as race, technology and the concept of self. She recently released her book, Black Girls Are From the Future, a collection of essays based on her popular posts from her blog New Model […]Read More Modern Griots Interviews: Renina Jarmon and Black Girls Are From the Future
*The winner of the Sankofa Journal is bigfatjamaicanwedding. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org your address and I will send it to you by the end of next week. Thanks to you and everyone who enters or spread the word about it! _ *For a limited time, you can read a draft of the independent paper I […]Read More Moving on the Wires: Giveaway Winner and Invisible Man Paper